# quintillion

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## quin·til·lion

(kwĭn-tĭl′yən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 1018.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1030.

[Latin quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + (m)illion.]

## quintillion

(kwɪnˈtɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
1. (Mathematics) (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 30 zeros (1030). US and Canadian word: nonillion
2. (Mathematics) (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 18 zeros (1018). Former Brit word: trillion
[C17: from Latin quintus fifth + -illion, as in million]

## quin•til•lion

(kwɪnˈtɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros.
2. amounting to one quintillion in number.
[1665–75; < Latin quīnt(us) fifth + -illion (as in million)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 quintillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zerosFrance, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in EuropeU.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Translations
quintiliótrilió
kvinilionotriiliono

## quintillion

n (Brit) → Quintillion f; (US) → Trillion f
References in classic literature ?
This fluid mass comprises two billions two hundred and fifty millions of cubic miles, forming a spherical body of a diameter of sixty leagues, the weight of which would be three quintillions of tons.
I must somehow speak for the quintillions -- yes, quintillions -- of living beings on Earth that also have no voice.
The government is set to shut down the operations of a group that has promised people shares of supposed 'quintillions' of pesos in Marcos wealth.

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